Health Manager

Renk | Juba

Improve the overall health situation of the target population, implementing quality health services and contributing to the achievement of proposal objectives within the planned timescale and budget, for the areas of responsibility within the health project. Build the capacity of the local health team by providing appropriate and relevant supervision, training and technical support; contributing to monitoring and reporting on project progress; and liaising with community leaders and health officials as requested.

Take a look at Medair’s Health & Nutrition work.

Project Overview

Multi-sector relief programme including: provision of Primary Health Care, Nutrition, Health and Hygiene Promotion, Water and Sanitation for refugees in Renk County, Upper Nile. Goal is to assist in reducing morbidity and mortality in vulnerable communities in South Sudan.

Medair

Medair is a humanitarian organisation inspired and motivated by Christian faith to relieve human suffering in some of the world’s most remote and devastated places. We bring relief and recovery to people in crisis, regardless of race, creed or nationality. As signatories of the Red Cross Code of Conduct, we believe that aid should be given to everyone who is in need, regardless of political, social or religious viewpoint. We save lives in emergencies and then stay to help people recover from crisis with dignity—working side by side with communities to leave a lasting impact. We provide a range of emergency relief and recovery services: health care and nutrition; safe water, sanitation, and hygiene; shelter and infrastructure. Internationally recruited field and headquarters staff lead the organisation, supported by nationally recruited staff to implement programmes locally.

Workplace

Renk, South Sudan. Take a look at Medair’s work in South Sudan**.**

Starting Date

August 2016

Initial Contract Details

Full time, minimum contract 1-2 years

Key Activity Areas

Health & Nutrition Management

  • Be responsible for the implementation, management, supervision and support of the assigned health project(s) in line with the activity plan and time frame of the relevant project proposal.
  • Conduct daily field trips to clinics and other health and nutrition facilities for support and supervision.
  • Provide input into the integration of beneficiary participation and accountability in all aspects of the project.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities for internal and external reports.

Staff Management

  • Assist the Project Manager to manage and oversee the assigned health team including recruitment, day-to-day management, development and training, appraisals.
  • Assist to facilitate regular team meetings with the assigned health team.
  • Promote the health and security of the health team by ensuring the application of security guidelines, health and safety in the workplace and healthy living conditions and practices.

Financial Management

  • Work with the relevant field managers to plan, construct and manage health budgets for the assigned health project(s).
  • Communication & Coordination
  • Develop and maintain appropriate, regular, transparent and supportive communication structures with the assigned health team, Medair in-country health managers and advisors and other relevant stakeholders.

Logistics

  • Manage the correct and timely ordering (within budgetary constraints) of all necessary medicines, supplies and equipment for the assigned health facilities and activities.

Quality Management

  • Implement, as far as is possible within operational constraints, relevant policies and standards relating to health service delivery including Sphere and HAP standards, Ministry of Health and donor guidelines and other good practice.

Field - Team Spiritual Life

  • Reflect the vision and values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.
  • Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.
  • Live, work and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings.
  • Instigate and contribute to prayer times within internationally recruited staff and HQ teams.
  • Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international programmes and HQ prayer network.

This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organisational needs.

Qualifications

  • Clinical degree or diploma (nurse, midwife or doctor)
  • Certificate / diploma in Public Health or Tropical Medicine desirable

Languages

  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written)

Experience / Competencies

  • 2 years post-qualification nursing / medical professional experience
  • Knowledge of humanitarian principles, Sphere and HAP Standards and other international humanitarian guidelines and protocols desirable
  • Competent with statistical database such as EPI Info, SPSS or STATA desirable
  • Able to oversee multiple tasks
  • Willingness to support others and to share workload
  • Aptitude for community mobilisation and capacity-building
  • Able to cope with basic living conditions in the field and during field trips
  • Passionate about serving the poor

Profiles sought for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS) roles in the field

Relief experience

  • Professionals with 12 months or more relevant relief or development experience (Experienced Relief Workers)
  • Professionals with less than 12 months relevant relief or development experience (New Relief Workers)

Professional

  • Experienced professionals in a relevant Medair sector of expertise
  • Overseas intercultural experience

Values

  • Fully committed to the Medair values; to reflect the vision and values of Medair with team members, local staff, and external contacts

Language

  • Strong working knowledge of English, spoken and written
  • Working knowledge of French, spoken and written, for French-speaking field programmes

Personal qualities

  • Able to live and work in a multicultural team under difficult conditions
  • Strong character traits, including emotional stability, adaptability, ability to handle stress, cultural and gender sensitivity, honesty, and physically fit

Availability

  • Single or married (with no children under 18). If married, your spouse must also apply.

Final selection

  • All potential candidates for field positions must successfully complete the Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC). Information, dates and related costs can be found via this link.

Benefits Package provided to all Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS)

  • Comprehensive briefing at our Swiss Headquarters, as well as an in-country briefing
  • Security training for those going to insecure environments
  • Accommodation, food, and transportation in-country
  • Return flights to and from the country programme (one return flight for every year of service)
  • Rest and recuperation (R&R) leave (including travel, accommodation, and food)
  • Annual leave
  • Comprehensive medical and emergency rescue insurance, with up to 60 days post-assignment coverage, including debriefing
  • Disability insurance

Specific benefits for Experienced Relief Workers (IRS)

(Applicants with 12 months or more relevant relief or development experience)

  • A salary based upon the grade of the position and experience of the position-holder, starting from USD 1,700 per month
  • Contribution matching programme for retirement savings
  • Additional contract benefit allowance for those who commit to longer contracts
  • Highly subsidised contribution to Medair ROC travel and accommodation costs

Specific benefits for New Relief Workers (IRS)

(Applicants with less than 12 months relevant relief or development experience)

  • USD 300 per month
  • As soon as 12 months relief work or its equivalent has been completed, a salary based upon the grade of the position, starting from USD 1,700 per month, and other experienced relief worker benefits

Working Conditions

  • This is a field-based position and working and living conditions may be very different to that previously experienced. Living conditions are reasonable.

Application Process

Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications.

Only English-language applications and CVs will be reviewed.

Medair does not set closing / deadline dates for applications; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled.

Application Process

Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications.

Only English-language applications and CVs will be reviewed.

Medair does not set closing / deadline dates for applications; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: Medair
  • Location: Renk | Juba
  • Grade: Junior - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Closing Date: 2016-10-03

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